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Cha Cha Chicken

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1906 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90405-1044
310-581-1684
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Today
11:00 am - 9:30 am
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:30 am
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating

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Visitor rating
  • 52
    Excellent
  • 70
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
coconut good times

We walked by this place by accident as it was right near our hotel. The food is delicious! I highly recommend the coconut fried chicken with a slaw side. Delicious. Lines out the door - it's a god sign.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
Rednessie23
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
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Los Angeles, California
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

On Friday while heading home my son and I made a stop at our favorite Peruvian restaurant but the waiting was over 1 hr. Mario's Peruvian is a landmark family own restaurant off Melrose and Rossmore that makes the best "Lomo Saltado" Peruvian sirloin steak and fries with purple onion halves, tomatoes, and their special spices. The next best more... More 

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Sarasota, Florida, United States
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

There were non service dogs inside. It was busy, we expected it to be good, but it was only OK. The wait was excessive. There was a line instead of being seated and people butted in without blinking an eye.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We walked by this place by accident as it was right near our hotel. The food is delicious! I highly recommend the coconut fried chicken with a slaw side. Delicious. Lines out the door - it's a god sign.

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Taipei, Taiwan
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Not sure what they were trying to proffer but the jerk was totally flat by my discerning and admittedly stringent standard - latino/california version ended up subpar to even a Chicken Kitchen order but seemingly the locals were all gung-ho and willing to line up down the block, quaint place and good vibe but didn't go back nor would hurry... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We ate there twice in our 6 days in Santa Monica. Had a large group of 9 or 10 both times and the food and atmosphere was enjoyed by everyone. It was a BYO booze place and our grown kids were fine with that.

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I really enjoy this place for a healthy lunch or dinner. They have really fresh ingredients, a great selection of dishes, and friendly staff. I almost always gets Arts Unfried Chicken. I love the Brussels sprouts and butternut squash that comes with it. I have also had their chicken avocado sandwich which is great and their bbq flatbread. To be... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

We came in on a Monday at about 2 pm and there was no line so we were lucky to miss the crows everyone mentions in their reviews. We ordered about 5 entrees from the menu and even also had their drink of the day which was tasty and unique. We sat down at a nice long table covered from... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Restaurant was on a street corner on Pico a block above the beach. You stand in line to order and then the food is brought to your table. Ingenious use of space on what appears to be a public sidewalk. The menu is extensive with good explanations of what you are getting if you are not familiar with this style... More 

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Mill Valley, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

All good here. Good vibes and good food. Low key ambiance and popular with the locals. The jerk chicken is what it's all about.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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78 reviews 78 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

You can tell by the line that this is a favorite place for many. Plan to stand in line, especially on the weekend. There is limited seating inside and a small patio that is very enjoyable. It's BYOB and they will provide an opener and cups. The enchiladas and plantains are my favorite. The location is close to the Santa... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1906 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90405-1044
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighborhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: 310-581-1684

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Caribbean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 am
Friday
11:00 am - 9:30 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 9:30 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Santa Monica

Neighborhood Profile
Santa Monica
Santa Monica is a coastal town that maintains a balance as a tourist destination and as an area with a thriving local culture. On the beach, bikers, roller-bladers, runners and walkers move along the famed bike path enjoying the beautiful Los Angeles weather. The solar-powered Ferris wheel at the Santa Monica pier spins high above the water, while park revelers scream with delight riding the roller coaster. Inland from the beach, Third Street Promenade bustles with shoppers and street performers, where every block seems to have a musical or acrobatic act drawing crowds giving Santa Monica both the feeling of a laid-back beach town and a major commercial hub.
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